Young Communicators Club Northeast chapter (YCC), a student wing of the Public Relations Council of India (PRCI) conducted a webinar on LGBTQIA+ on the occasion of LGBTQ Pride Month.

The main objective of the webinar was to understand the problems and needs of LGBTQIA+ in the country and especially in Northeast India and discuss the issues of gender, sex and sexuality.

Arpana Choudhury, a human rights activist from Tezpur, attended the webinar as the speaker.

Choudhury spoke on the basics of gender, sex and sexuality and breaking the myths around the same.

She highlighted the issues that the LGBTQIA+ community faces in India and how people’s perceptions can be changed, said a press statement.

Choudhury, an LGBTQIA+ activist and runs an organization called Xobdo, was recognized by ‘Forbes’ in their ’30 under 30? category for her work among the Adivasi communities in Assam.

The director of YCC Northeast and host of the event, Subhankar Banerjee, speaking at the webinar said, “We are happy to hold a webinar on such a sensitive topic. Awareness is the basic requirement to understand the LGBTQIA+ community.

“I am sure this webinar conducted by the YCC Northeast has given us a proper understanding of the topic,” Banerjee said.

Over 80-85 students from different locations of India participated in the webinar.

The webinar was also participated by top national office-bearer of PRCI and YCC, national chairperson of PRCI-YCC Chinnmaye Praveen, who was attended as special guest.

National vice-chairman Avinash Gawai was present as the guest of honour on the occasion, the statement added.

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